They need to get things ready. With everything changing in wrestling over the last few months, NXT has continued to be one of the best received parts of the industry. Despite expanding from one hour a week to two and going live for the first time, the show is still one of the strongest that you will get. They are coming up on their next TakeOver event, featuring a pair of WarGames matches for the first time ever. The show is in less than two weeks but they still have a few details to hammer out, some of which took place on this week’s show.
This week on NXT, a variety of changes took place tot he upcoming WarGames matches. These changes impacted both the men’s and women’s matches. First up, Io Shirai defeated Mia Yim to earn Team Baszler the advantage in the match. The win came after NXT UK Women’s Champion Kay Lee Ray interfered and seemingly became the fourth member of the team. Also, during the course of the night, Tegan Nox, Candice LeRae and Rhea Ripley were attacked by a mystery assailant, later revealed to be Bayley. There is no word on if they will be competing at WarGames.
It was a busy night. Check out the women’s highlights:
As for the men’s match, Matt Riddle was swapped off of Team Ciampa to face Finn Balor in a singles match at the show instead. His spot was taken by Dominick Dijakovic, who saved Tommaso Ciampa and Keith Lee from an attack at the hands of the Undisputed Era and Balor. This leaves a fourths spot available on the team which will be announced next week. The spot will not be taken by Johnny Gargano, who is out with an injury. Finally, next week’s NXT will feature Adam Cole vs. Dijakovic in a ladder match to determine the advantage in the men’s WarGames.
This one had a lot too. Check out the men’s highlights:
Opinion: They packed a lot of stuff into this show and that is what WarGames needed. The card only had two matches announced coming into last night so a fifty percent increase is a good sign. Couple that with modifying the lineups and completing one of the two and last night’s show worked rather well. I’m curious to see who will be the final member of the men’s team, but that is the kind of thing that could make for some interesting watching next week.
Which change is the best? Who are you expecting for the final men’s spot? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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